DIY week continues; day 3: sweet treats.
Cookies and baked goods are usually easy and quick to make and with a little cellophane and a big bow, look lovely to receive. My goal was only finding you easy recipes that don’t require any strange ingredients and don’t need a degree from Le Cordon Bleu to ensure these are perfect.
christmas bread; a Christmas morning staple in our house
soft snickerdoodles, love anything with cinnamon
brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies; love the chew from the oats
cake mix chocolate fudge crinkle cookies; or lovingly referred to as CaCookies (cake-mix cookies). If you have time for only one cookie, make these! They are so easy and elicit endless compliments. This is the basic recipe, feel free to add whatever you fancy to the dough…like mint chocolate bar chunks. So good.
orange spiced gingerbread with a cranberry glaze; ’tis the season for gingerbread
totally fun and unexpected, cake batter bark. (other delicious combos: dark chocolate, orange, and almond; chocolate with crushed pretzels; white chocolate with cranberry and pistachio)
salty + sweet: peanut butter pretzel chocolate chip bites
small batch, 2 ingredient fudge. Please make chocolate-orange.
And the best ever? vanillekipferl. I love that food can evoke such overwhelming emotions, and these cookies bring me right to Christmas Eve with sounds of the Vienna Choir, Wham!, and Boney M in the background (what a combo, right?). With Sound of Music on the TV, I can smell her perfume and see the smile on his face and we’re trying to stay awake as late as possible.
Are you baking anything to bring to a Christmas party? As a gift?
ps: wanna know a secret? If I try out a recipe for the first time or it calls for something I don’t normally keep in my pantry (almond meal, dried cranberries) I take a set of measuring cups to Bulk Barn and buy just enough for 1 recipe and hope I don’t screw it up.